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Experiencing Isolation due to COVID-19?

Isolation arising from limitations imposed by COVID-19 may be having unwanted impacts across many areas of your life. The worksheets on this page will enable you to develop your problem-solving skills to address difficulties you may be facing with isolation, but can also be helpful in other areas of your life and study.

If you think this approach is for you:

  • Download the 'Experiencing Isolation due to COVID-19?' Workbook.
  • This will allow you to type into the worksheets.
  • When ready, begin to work through the stages and the worksheets, which you can download individually on the drop-down below if helpful.
  • Remember that you are in control and you can work at a rate that suits you. However, as a minimum people that have used the approaches tell us it is helpful to at least do a bit each day to ‘keep the ball rolling’.   
  • See how you go. Some people find they can work through the approach without any support, but others may find themselves struggling with different stages or just struggling to get through it more generally. If so, no problem! Take a look at the Need Support With This Approach? drop-down below.

You can download the worksheets individually to use whenever helpful for you:

Trained Wellbeing Practitioners at the University of Exeter Wellbeing Service with expertise in supporting this approach are ready to offer support if you need it. 

These approaches have been developed to be used on your own. However, if you would like help with any specific part of the approach then support is available; please read this Getting Support If You Need It‌ document which explains how to get in touch with us. 

You are asking a lot of yourself by using this approach during this difficult time, and at times you may simply want to give up. However, it’s likely your Wellbeing Practitioner has seen it all before and will be able to help you through if needed. Once again, please do get in touch, as we may also be able to link you up with a wide range of other support services available to help you at the University of Exeter.

What If I Notice Things Don't Improve?

Based on success within the NHS, we strongly believe that using these approaches will help you better manage your current challenges. However, if you do not feel that these approaches have benefitted you, please contact Wellbeing Services at to arrange an appointment.

If you feel you may need more urgent support, please click here.

If you feel you may need more urgent support, please click here.